Category Archives: Arctic

Magnificent SAS Charter Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

  We sat around the huge, two level SAS Business Lounge until 10:20a and then walked over to gate B9 where SAS A319 charter flight to Kangerlussuaq would depart. With an on-time boarding, we smooshed ourselves into window and middle seats

Cruising in Greenland and Canada’s High Arctic

  Greenland seems to be the hottest destination for adventurous cruisers but an expensive destination for anyone, cruise or not. Don’t be misled by cruise advertisements that say, “from…”; the “from” cost is usually for a triple room, many times with

Arctic Norway and Sea Spirit Expedition Cruise: Hindsight is 20/20

I am conflicted as to whether or not to recommend cruising in the Arctic. If you have cruised down to Antarctic, the Arctic is a mere shadow of that experience except for an occasional Polar Bear and walrus. On the

The Long Journey Home from Arctic Spitsbergen

Anticipating a 2:30a bus to the Longyearbyen Airport, who could sleep; it’s hard enough sleeping during 24 hours of daylight under the Midnight Sun let alone worrying that the alarm clock will go off at 1:45a! We weren’t the only

The Friendly Spitsbergen Guesthouse in Longyearbyen

I chose the Spitsbergen Guesthouse in Nybyen only because it was the least expensive choice available for one night. If you happen to be one of the lucky or unlucky people (this depends on your perspective) who will leave Longyearbyen on either

Exploring the Small Town of Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Many disembarking passengers made arrangements to fly from Longyearbyen to Oslo while others, like us, would stay overnight (if it could be called an “overnight”) and fly out early morning; think 4:50a morning! Oh well, there was still one afternoon